Celtics’ Joe Mazzulla to coach Team Giannis in All-Star game

Boston Celtics interim head coach Joe Mazzulla will coach Team Giannis in the 2023 NBA All-Star Game in Salt Lake City.

Mazzulla, 34, will be joined by the Celtics’ staff after Boston locked down the Eastern Conference’s best record through games played up until Feb. 5. The Celtics (36-15) achieved the feat with a 125-121 overtime victory against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.

Mazzulla is only the third first-year coach to oversee an NBA All-Star team over the past 24 seasons. He is also the eighth coach in Celtics franchise history to be tasked with the duty.

A coach for Team LeBron is yet to be determined. TNT will broadcast the All-Star game on Feb. 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET.